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The arguments the author gives about social lying is that it is used to protect oneself from trouble for example you tell someone their food is delicious when in reality you didnt like a bit of it but you dont want the person to dislike you or something so you simply say something polite about the situationViorst believes that telling protective lies is a form of manipulation because you are only assuming what the person you are lying to would feel if they knew the truth when the reality is that you dont know You are basing your lies on your own instinct when you know it may not be correct so you are manipulating the persons reality because they dont know the truth about thingsThe author also finds that in telling a protective lie there is the danger that later on you will have to make up many more lies to cover up for the one you originally told and so then you end up with a ball of lies and you feel all guilty about itThe author believes that telling a protective lie is appropriate when you know the person youre lying to has fragile emotions or that they are easily hurt by things you tell them and so to protect both their physical and emotional health you lie to themHer position on trust keeping lies is contradictory in the way that she thinks is fine to tell lies when you have promised to keep a trust and you have to do it to protect the person you promised it to but then she also thinks its not fine to lie to protect somebody like if theres a secret that immoral or illegal the you shouldnt lie about that
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